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There’s a lot to love about the lore surrounding Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge…

River Riverton Dam being removed on the North Fork Shenandoah River. Credit: Alan Weaver, VDGIF.

Over 1000 miles of river have been re-opened to migratory fish in Virginia in the past decade.

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Biologists racing to save this freshwater mussel from extinction were thrilled to discover female mussels in Southwest Virginia. Can we save it?